2018 Workshops

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sneak Peek of Friday Workshop

We have a space on fridays workshop creating a Finnabare inspired A4 book cover panel.....
If you have time book your place on 01206211099.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Workshop Updates.......

We have a couple of spaces on The Finnabare inspired Book Cover on Friday with Janet.
One space on the Journal Workshop with Tracy Scott on Saturday
A couple of spaces on Natalie's card making workshop on Tuesday 4th April using the new dies, stamps and shabby chic papers from Crafters Companion.
There are two places on the Paper Artsy Play on Wednesday 5th.
We have the talented Jo Firth-Young with us next Saturday with a day long workshop creating an A4 canvas with her new stamps, stencils Grunge Paste and some lovely Paper Artsy paints. If you would like to join us for any of the workshops please telephone the store on 01206211099

This is a sneak peek of part of the canvas you will make on the workshop with Jo...........

Some samples from one of our Paper Artsy Play workshopd with Janet.......

Friday, 24 March 2017

Paper Artsy Play Project

We have a couple of spaces on the Paper Artsy Play project tomorrow afternoon and one space on the morning workshop Paper Artsy Play Making Cards. Both workshop are £20 each so if you would like to join us then please telephone the store on 01206 211099 to book your place.

This 8" x 8" MDF frame is the aftenoon project.........

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tracy Scott Workshop

We have two cancellations on Tracy Scott's Journal Workshop on Saurday 1st April so if you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.

If you like colour this is the workshop for you...........

Some of Tracy's fantastic journal pages..................

This is a workshop not to be missed.......................

Saturday, 18 March 2017

April Workshop Program


Birds in the Barn:  Paper craft and scrapbooking

The Lake Barn, Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1HR

Phone 01206 211099   www.birdsinthebarn.com Blog: birdsinthebarn.blogspot.com

April Workshop Program



Saturday 1st A Journal Day with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30pm £45

Tracy is a very lovely talented designer with Paper Artsy who is taking a monthly workshop showing you how to create a special page for your journal. This workshop fills up very quickly so if you wish to join us get a wriggle on and book your place.

Tuesday 4th Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm £20

Spend the morning creating three special cards with a shabby chic theme. Natalie has a workshop full of tips and treats just for you.

Wednesday 5th Paper Artsy Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

Janet will be using many of the new products from Paper Artsy to help you create backgrounds and much more. If you would like to find out more about The Infusions and Fresco paints then this is a workshop for you.

Saturday 8th A canvas with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30pm £45

Jo will be using her new stamps and stencils along with Paper Artsy paint  to create an A4 canvas with lots of flowers.

Thursday 13th Techniques with Karen 10am to 1pm £20

This is a second chance to enrol for a re-run of Karen’s workshopheld in March. Karen will show you how to use inkspaints and much more, to use for special gems to take home and create those special cards.

Saturday 15th A Journal Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

Spend the morning finding out all about journaling and how to start that journal you have been waiting to use........... We will be discovering how to put down a background using paints, gesso and stencils to make a start on your first page. This workshop is not just for beginners if you have started your journal and want a push onto the next stage then you are very welcome to join us.

Wednesday 19th Cards with Sue 10am to 1pm £20

Sue will show how to create three special cards using some of the new stamps, stencils, and inks in store.

Thursday 20th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

We will be using paints, stencils, Grunge paste, stamps and much more to create that special page for your scrap book.

Saturday 22nd  A Saturday Project with Sue 10am to 3.30pm £35

An 8”x 8” canvas with details to follow.

Thursday 27th Cards to Die For with Karen 10am to 1pm £20

By popular demand Karen will be back showing you how to make three cards using new dies and folders to get the most out of your die cutting machine.





Saturday 29th A Special Planner with Clare Charvill 10am to 3.30pm £45

Choose your own papers from the store or use those chosen by Clare to make a handy planner for your home. We have the sample in store so just pop in and see if its the one for you.


Dates For Your Diary....   Saturday 13th May Card Making with JO Firth-Young.

                                          May 20th  Journal Day with Tracy Scott.




Friday, 17 March 2017

More New Products In Store

Here are some of the new products we have unpacked this week.......

We have the new Shaby Chic collection from Crafters Companion including dies, embossing folders, stamps, printed buttons, paper pads and delightful stamps too. We also have in store six new retro style paers from Artemio with embelishments and washi tape to match.

Come along and check out these well priced canvas fronted memory books called My Creative Space from Imagination Crafts just waiting to be altered with some of the Starlight paints also from Imagination Crafts and the pages stamped by the delightfull little stamps sets made to accompany them also in store. New scrummy small paper pads too.

Here we have the Starlight paints you can use on your memory books with the new Sparkle Medium pastes for putting through your new stencils we now have in store.

Mixed Media Cards with Sue

We have a couple of spaces on Sue"s workshop on Wednesday 22nd March making three cards using mixed media techniques and some of the great stamps in store. 

If you would like to join Us please telephone the store to book your place.

Lots of New Goodies

Pop along to the store today to check out all the new products we have arriving in store ..

We have some fantastic value 12" x 12" plain paper pads from Artemio with 50 lovely sheets of Bazil quality in 25 colours with each sheet working out at a very very good price of 43p each

Monday, 13 March 2017

New Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies

We are expecting a big box in store tomorrow with lots of new dies from Sizzix with Tim Holtz Cityscape, Skyline, Suberbia, Metropolis and Commute. and much more.

We also have many new products in store from Imagination Crafts for you to try including stamps, stencils, Sparkle Paste and the lovely Starlight paints.
We have new stamps and stencils from Indigo Blue to tempt you too.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Jo Firth Young Demo Day

Dont forget we have the lovely talented Jo Firth-Young with us to from 10am to 3.30pm with a demo of the new stamps from Kim Dellow who is one of the talented stamp designers from Paper Artsy. I am sure Jo will be using many of the products we stock in store.

One of Jo's samples using the masks I think. I can't wait to get the samples in my hands!!!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Cards with Natalie

We have two spaces available on Natalies workshop on Tuesaday 14th March . The workkshop will run from 10am to 1pm and Natalie will be showing you how make three cards using the Floral Chalkboard collection from Craftwork Cards. If you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Demo Day with Jo Firth-Young

Dont forget we have the lovely talented J0 Firth-Young with us this Saturday showing us her tips for using the fantastic products from Paper Artsy I think this time Jo will be using new stencils and stamps from Kim Dellow along with other products from the talented designers from Paper Artsy. There is always something new and  exciting for us to learn from the Paper Artsy team.

Jo will be with us from 10am to 3.30pm so pop along and grab a tea or coffee and have a chat.

New stamps from Kim Dellow She has some lovely new stencils too. Come and check out the 12 new Infusion colours from Paper Artsy.

We have lots of new products in store including sparkle medium, A4 and 6" x 6" masks, stamps, paints and much more from Imagination Crafts. and new card and products from Tonic Studios.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Seth Apter

How lucky am I to have lots of lovely stamps, dies and embellishments to play with for samples for my demo in store tomorrow. I will be using all Seths lovely goodies to show you how Seth achieves his super backgrounds with Paper Artsy paints and stamps. Just have to finish the canvas we created with Seth at his workshop at the trade fair in Birmingham the week end before last..

Pop along to the store tomorrow and check out the finished canvas and demo of samples using Seth Apters products. We are open 9.30am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.